The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 92 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing System Testing 38 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.55% 0.81% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.05% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 15
Median daily rate £325 £356 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £264 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -
System Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1961 2182 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.78% 76.97% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1116 1254 1493
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 166 146
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +35.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £13.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +8 15 £308 -38.40% 1
Essex +7 10 £338 +10.65%
Suffolk +10 7 £195 -40.00%
Cambridgeshire +23 5 £404 +40.39%
Bedfordshire -7 1 £450 +55.17%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (23.53%) SQL
6 11 (21.57%) Java
6 11 (21.57%) Data Analysis
6 11 (21.57%) Automated Testing
6 11 (21.57%) Gherkin
6 11 (21.57%) Coaching
7 10 (19.61%) Selenium
7 10 (19.61%) JIRA
7 10 (19.61%) WebDriver
7 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
7 10 (19.61%) Web Services
7 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (19.61%) CCNA
7 10 (19.61%) Cisco
8 9 (17.65%) ETL
8 9 (17.65%) MS Office
8 9 (17.65%) Unix
8 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
8 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
9 8 (15.69%) Degree
9 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
9 8 (15.69%) CCA
9 8 (15.69%) Citrix Certification

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.84%) Confluence
2 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Magento
2 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) AWD
3 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Force.com
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Internet
2 5 (9.80%) LAN
2 5 (9.80%) WAN
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
3 3 (5.88%) Wireless
3 3 (5.88%) WLAN
4 2 (3.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) DB2
1 5 (9.80%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (7.84%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
1 10 (19.61%) JIRA
1 10 (19.61%) Selenium
1 10 (19.61%) WebDriver
2 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) JBehave
4 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.80%) JMeter
5 4 (7.84%) Appium
5 4 (7.84%) FitNesse
5 4 (7.84%) JUnit
5 4 (7.84%) Maven
5 4 (7.84%) NUnit
5 4 (7.84%) TeamCity
6 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.88%) Robot Framework
7 2 (3.92%) Subversion
8 1 (1.96%) Protractor
8 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
1 8 (15.69%) Retail
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Tester
2 9 (17.65%) Automation Tester
3 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Java Automation Tester
5 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 5 (9.80%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) IT Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) Gherkin
2 10 (19.61%) Web Services
3 7 (13.73%) RESTful
4 5 (9.80%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) J2EE
4 5 (9.80%) Spring
4 5 (9.80%) XML
5 2 (3.92%) .NET
5 2 (3.92%) COM
5 2 (3.92%) SOAP
5 2 (3.92%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.96%) Flash
6 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.69%) NHS
3 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Unix
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
3 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Automated Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Coaching
4 11 (21.57%) Data Analysis
5 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (17.65%) ETL
5 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (13.73%) Project Management
7 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.73%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
9 5 (9.80%) Open Source
9 5 (9.80%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) Java
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) Apex Code
4 2 (3.92%) C#
4 2 (3.92%) SOQL
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) CCNA
1 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.69%) CCA
2 8 (15.69%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (15.69%) Degree
3 7 (13.73%) MCSE
3 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.76%) MCP
5 3 (5.88%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.96%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) Firmware
1 1 (1.96%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Cisco
3 6 (11.76%) SAP
4 5 (9.80%) hybris
4 5 (9.80%) IBM
4 5 (9.80%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (7.84%) Atlassian
6 3 (5.88%) Ab Initio
6 3 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (3.92%) Siebel
8 1 (1.96%) Avaya
8 1 (1.96%) MKS
8 1 (1.96%) Novell
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle